Poorly designed cars, i.e. cars with poor payload to tare weight ratios result in unfavorable competitive positions. Also, low volume favors trucking, high volume favors railroads. However, railroads generally can operate faster on long distances and consequently, hold a competitive edge in this situation. The discussion covers towing costs, profitability of the FLEXI-FLO cement delivery system, profit comparisons for three types of high capacity cars, cost analyses for jumbo tank cars, and other related subjects. It is pointed out that the 125-ton car has the best payload to tare weight ratio. Analysis indicated that the 125-ton four-wheel truck as of today's technology is the next logical lower cost advance for heavier capacity trucks after the 100-ton truck.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Symington Wayne Corporation

    2 Main Street
    Depew, NY  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hohorst, H G
  • Publication Date: 1965-9-23

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  • Accession Number: 00037714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Proc
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM